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Jul 6, 2011 3:30am PDT
a vacant lot. >> we heard the speaker of the minutes ago. it's mostly heat and light. it's not a big item. a new boiler and heater. >> it would be a huge boiler. >> large buildings are supposed to be managed properly. 99.9% of the market managed properly. >> maybe it's something we should put on the agenda for another meeting. >> i would like to request the director to come back to where there might be a solution to that least progress from where what has been done in the past that has not yielded the results in a progressive way so we could continue putting money into the dark cold here that will accumulate over time, something that takes more time from the city attorney and staff. there is a solution or a recommendation, something that might be good. >> maybe we could get some numbers and get a perspective on how prevalent the problem is. we are only talking about 1% of property owners. >> it may be instead of the category being so broad, there are going to be those property owners who are not incentivized to do the upgrades or corrections because they will never sell their buildings. w
SFGTV
Jul 5, 2011 10:30pm PDT
of the community partners and then play a big role -- community partners but play a big role. the cuts would be even steeper if we did not have folks who believe in the work we are doing and believed in our kids. i want to go back to this concept of generating revenue. there are ways we can generate revenue. i am getting mixed feelings about a summer school. it is one of those places that is not engaging but they go because they have to, and it is depressing to see them working on one subject because a variety of different reasons over the school year, but i know it is really helpful to your your -- really helpful. i really want to think about how we are spending our dollars, so if we are going to utilize our attendance liaison, let's utilize in a way where we are identifying students who are showing habitual studios in a secure a good -- habitually studios. i would like to see where those dollars are going. i also want us to plan ahead. we and the scrambling for kids and teachers we do we and upon three do we end a of scrambling for kids and -- we end up scrambling for kids and teachers. it
SFGTV
Jul 5, 2011 9:30pm PDT
there is still a big gap between what could be accomplished and what we have accomplished, in terms of absenteeism. that is one thing. i guess i can itself empower. i had some questions on page 46. is it ok? can i deviate from this discussion? page 46 of the new budget booklet. i noticed that on page 46, on the proposed budget for 2011 and 12, there were some words that were changed and i could not figure out why they were changed. the revenues went up. it was not by much, but it went up by $300,000 or so. i do not know where that came from. the expenses went down i guess $2.50 million. i am just curious. where did we cut? and there is i guess the revenue -- these numbers below would be related to how you answer it. there is one more question. at the bottom of the page, if you could explain -- at the bottom note, there are benefits cost increases and for low savings. in the june 14 document, you have put $5,368,000. it was reduced in this document to $2,687,000. i want an explanation of how that happened. that is on page 46 and i have questions on two other pages. >> before you star
SFGTV
Jul 6, 2011 5:00am PDT
that we can implement? i think that's the big challenge. by having the consultant on now, we are in very good shape. they will be with us in the early planning. i can picture us coming back to you in about a year-and-a-half with the program, with the schedule of the budget, and the scope, and possibly some modifications will be looking for in the levels of service. maybe going to the next level with things like energy recovery. hopefully that answers your question. commissioner moran: yes. you touched on the nature of the partnership over an extended period of time and the ability to not bid on other work. that has come out of some discussions on how we make sure they are not in any way compromised in their ability to give us the best advice that they can. i think that has been structured well. i appreciate your work. >> we bent over backwards. all the lessons learned and then some. i really have to compliment harlan and the contracts group. a lot of work went into this and a lot of effort by city staff to get to this point. there are a lot of people from waste water enterprise here toda
SFGTV
Jul 6, 2011 5:30am PDT
in the public arts arena. next you the big peace sign commemorating the anniversary of the peace sign. as another example of p.u.c.- supported art. the next is a picture of our new headquarters. the relationship we have had with the arts commission -- if either goes on to public facilities and buildings, or is used for other public art. with their headquarters, it's an opportunity to put some amazing public art pieces on the p.u.c. building. next slide. while the public art pieces that have been supported have gotten national and international recognition, there's a lot of interest within the p.u.c. staff and the commission to better align the arts dollars. as a staff, we've been working for the past several months to develop guiding principles that would realize how the arts and richmond dollars get better spent. the criteria and principals are listed on this slide. the artwork, would have a nexus to the p.u.c. functions. the second principle is around making in alignment with our community benefits policy. that policy looks for us to be a good neighbor in places. we would love to se
SFGTV
Jul 6, 2011 6:00am PDT
, the art commission dollars go throughout the service area. there will be a big impact here. there are other capital works on going. from yosemite to santa clara county, for the purposes of making sure that there is clarity on that. we could make it more specific on community invasion, so that people know where resources are telling without it getting to stuff not moving. >> that makes sense and i just want to make sure, first of all whether that mou should come back to us before it is finally signed, and whether or not we want something in their that provides dollar amounts around specific projects. maybe there is a five million- dollar art project, perhaps coming before this commission to be responsible for significant dollars. it seems that, because the positions have been raised, it would be another opportunity for public input before it is finalized. >> great. >> i do not know if that makes -- >> the resolution directs us into investments for public art and gives direction to the general manager to give the work to sign the mou. >> but there is no problem with continuin
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Jul 6, 2011 4:30pm PDT
, each year the receive two big transfers from the city comptroller's office. that is when people pay their taxes. the money they receive in may is referred to as deferred revenue. really, that money takes them through the first six months of the next fiscal year. at the end of fiscal year 2009- 2010, they deferred 430,000 from their budget to get them through the first six yet -- first six months of the next fiscal year. they also had net assets of $283,000 which the allocated to specific projects in fiscal year 2010-2011. i know. it is almost over. they had a budget of $1.20 million. you will see here an amount of $433 thousand, which is income over expenses. that amount is going to get them to the first six months of the next fiscal year. lastly, recommendations from our office. our office, along with the controller, strongly recommend an annual audit, starting with this fiscal year. i am happy to hear the have already begun that process. we also recommended that they update their website so it was easier for the public to navigate and find information. they have also started on th
SFGTV
Jul 6, 2011 10:00am PDT
] >> barry -- last speaker card. >> good afternoon. i think you guys made a big mistake tabling all the taxi items for today and trying been meager increase and service improvements, while you have refused to look at the improvements that would make all the caps available in the city under iclone. why does everything have to be tied to making the mca money -- mta money? a lot of the people who are complaining are not taking advantage of these town halls and try to disrupt constructive discussion. so, i think this demonstration was important. [chime] you cannot forget the cab drivers. >> david posada, last person. >> good afternoon, everybody. if you read it, it is self- explanatory. this one is about identity that was given to me. they attempted one $1,000.104 $40,000. it was instituted by mta. i know the study very well. my experience. i saw the battery happen. what else could i say? [chime] this credit card operation i think is really on healthy, and i do not think it is appropriate -- is really unhealthy, and i do not think it is a proper. chairman nolan: should lead to a five-minute brea
SFGTV
Jul 5, 2011 5:00pm PDT
downzoned the entire soma. big problem and mistake that the time. we've seen how tragic that mistake was. the second one was limiting this legislation only to live music. now, i understand why it is, but my office is downtown next to macy's. what i notice is macy's all the time has d.j.'s, diesel store has d.j.'s, my little neighborhood dry cleaner on seventh has d.j.'s for their kids. this is part of the youth culture. and why don't we tax them? why don't we get some money from macy's that sn they're not going to pay $1,500 but they'll pay $400. also if i'm wrong in this i want you to speak up later, but live music has more of a sound impact on the neighborhood than d.j. music. i've seen it in all my clubs. you get a loud band in there, you can't control them, you can't put a limiter on the sound system, i think knowing a lot of restaurants in the market who just basically run rogue in the last 10 years and gotten away with it, let's have d.j. music in this legislation. thank you. president newlin: thank you very much. anybody else like to make public comment? seeing none, the matters w
SFGTV
Jul 5, 2011 6:30pm PDT
to try to work these issues through. >> and it was a big stretch for us to come up with that much money. i will say for your benefit and the public's, if it proved to be too little and we are able to find other funding, what we do is come back to the commission to augment the approval and would go back to the civil service commission, which has the authority to say this is work that can be contracted out or not. they did that at their meeting a week ago. we would come back through the process and see if we could amend the contract if we really need to. >> it seems to me, i imagine, the america's cup will be doing a lot of work in this area, so hopefully we coordinate with them on much of that. it will ideally save us from having to spend too much. >> right, and that is their preference, but there are some port issues. that is why we wanted it. >> thank you for your support. >> any other questions? is there any other public comment on item 8e. is there emotion? all those in favor? resolution 11-41 is approved. >> item 9 a., informational presentation of the proposed fiscal year 2011-2012
SFGTV
Jul 5, 2011 10:00pm PDT
if we are off track from other districts. it seems like a big number, and i do not know if it is. commissioner wynns: we should look at that. the last thing is i brought this up before and have been thinking about this since the committee as a hall meeting. i want to put this on the table for us as a structural budget issue. i think we need to get to a point where all the teachers to teach in classrooms, who were special ed teachers, should be in the school budget, even if they are whatever -- the fact that we are the county office of education should not mean that we have to see all the special ed teachers in a centrally allocated budget. men because it distorts our own perception and the schools perception, and in fact, it reinforces the program, and the more they changed that, -- the more they change that, we need to find a way -- if somebody tells us we still have to be responsible for the county budget, that does not mean we could not have something that recognizes that during your -- recognize that. that ought to be part of the model, to get all the people who worked at sch
SFGTV
Jul 6, 2011 4:30am PDT
, but minorities now put in one big bucket, so you can do what you want, as contractors, and this is working to our disadvantage. even the city and county of san francisco say we cannot show any preferential treatment because proposition 209. how can you reconcile with the fact that don't, the city require bonds. there's a lot of things that overlap from business world versus the city's and the taxpayers. the taxpayers are paying taxes and expect to get some type of fair treatment. but black people never got no fair treatment in san francisco. it's just like i was here, this building is here because white people didn't want sewage treatment plants in their community, so they put it all out here and built us a college. but it is so restrictive now that even blacks can hardly use it. and the people are complaining that they don't get no funds. well, i remember some 20-some years ago when it was my understanding that the water department was going to subsidize all the finances for this building. but something going wrong when it comes to black communities. municipal railways told us when they put the
SFGTV
Jul 6, 2011 6:30am PDT
. >> provided by the garden project, so a big thank-you to them for providing all of those for our public enjoyment. public comment? >> good evening on this historic occasion. i am the executive director of the california meeting -- organization of the arts. we are a statewide organization in santa monica, sacramento, and as well last year in san francisco. i wanted to applaud your commitment to community arts as discussed earlier. in that context i wanted to mention two initiatives that might inform your planning process around the city wide initiative within the se sector, which we are all so concerned with. one of the initiatives for the arts and the environment, to get artists involved in supporting public awareness initiatives through their art work, music, and dance in community centers, helping to generate broad support for conservation, recycling, and attention, that is a movement that has involved artists and environmental people around the state. your agency, so concerned with infrastructure environment, seeing them take on that aspect, the only thing we have been working on is
SFGTV
Jul 6, 2011 8:30am PDT
. the other big group that we did not thank yet that we have to is labor. we spoke about this before, but part of this whole package being able to come together is possible because we have asked our labor partners in the fire department and the police department and the nurses to assume a level of savings that they did not have to do. and so, that is a tremendous sacrifice that they have been willing to do on their own. i absolutely believe that they deserve the praise for helping us get to where we are. with that, colleagues, if there are no other further comments, we have to move a few items. items one and two which have been combined from the two agenda is representing aao and aso. we have made amendments to that. can we movie studio itee these e or july? >> tso moso moved. >> we have the two-year budget and apa resolution. >> there have been a couple questions on this and i would like to have a conversation with the budget analyst about desperate. as i discussed with the city attorney, one thing that might be appropriate at this time possibly is to continue this item to the next budgeting.
SFGTV
Jul 6, 2011 9:30am PDT
there is no retirement in this job. this is a big safety issue when cab drivers don't want to take credit cards. the easiest way to make a safe is to make a cash list taxi. when you allow the police to charges for the credit cards, you discourage cab drivers from taking those credit cards. you will be responsible for having some of us slide some day. [applause] >> good afternoon. >> i would like to think chris for running these meetings that when on. this was done under a great dress and under relentless personal attacks. -- this is done under great duress. some issues have not been resolved, the credit card issues and the back seat terminal. that has put an end to the electronic waybills as far as i can see. we should be having a meter increase and i don't know what happened to that. i guess you have a technical reason. they think that you did that because you are stonewalling them. it was a bad decision on your part to take it off of the agenda. at any rate, i have said what i had to say. >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon. the point i want to address because i'm sure you have heard much fr
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Jul 6, 2011 10:30am PDT
on line. we have a big meeting today. we have a lot of folks that will be presenting to us. i want to quickly let folks know that i will be giving a maximum of three minutes to your actual presentation. we may have a followup with questions. so be prepared to give a statement that is three minutes or less. the committee would greatly appreciate it. madam clerk, are there any announcements? >> the items on the agenda today that are recommended will go to the full board on tuesday, june 12, unless otherwise indicated. >> number one, supervisors mirkarimi, john avalos, and more to the association of bay area governments. supervisor kim: thank you. is there any public comments on this item? simenon, public comment is now closed. >> make a motion approving supervisor mar john avalos, mirkarimi, and mar. >> thank you. we can do that without opposition. we will move forward with positive recommendation to the full board. thank you. please call item number two. >> hearing to consider appointed two members for and if it turns to the bay area regional interoperable communications system auth
SFGTV
Jul 6, 2011 12:30pm PDT
a big role in reaching people, so i would want to make sure that that is present as well in a process that the task force undertook. supervisor kim: a question that came up, since you both live and work in district 9, your understanding of the city as a whole? >> i have the honor of being able to navigate the city very quickly whenever i have a hankering for a particular cuisine. through that, i have been able to explore vary widely different offerings that the city has. so i am actually one of the people that many people call whenever they have a question about a particular area or neighborhood and they want to have some particular cuisine. they call me up, and i let them know what is good over there. besides that, my work in the bicycle advisory committee gave me some curve you on bicycle- related matters for all differ neighborhoods and districts -- some per view -- soem purview -- some purview. i had the privilege of working with workingco-containers -- working with my co-conveners on those issues as well. supervisor farrell: very impressive background. i will ask the same questio
SFGTV
Jul 6, 2011 1:00pm PDT
will now come back to item 5. i defer to you, supervisor elsbernd. supervisor elsbernd: i do not need a big introduction. i am going to turn it over to micki callahan. this proposal has received a lot of attention, but it is 250 pages, and we have not had a good opportunity to walk through all of the. i have asked her to educate all of us and the members of the public. the floor is yours. >> thank you, madame chair, supervisors. i am presenting an overview of the consensus measures initiated by supervisor elsbernd. i am also prepared to answer questions with respect to the technical amendments, the version that you see today, which is not particularly a substantive. however, i will review the general elements. first of all, we have elements that applied only to new hires. these are employees not currently in city employment and would not start until july 20 -- july 2012. for those employees, we have a tiered retirement plan. currently, our retirement plans, as of several years ago, are based on a two-year final average salary. this is intended to address to spiking. additionally, we are cap
SFGTV
Jul 6, 2011 1:30pm PDT
and the members have not voted. many of us will oppose this proposal. all one big family. though we are not. >> i have been an active officer since 1972. i have a retired city employee and i am also a member and have worked with plb as well. i agree with almost everything that has been said. one thing that i want to stress, during the supposedly fair agreement, retirees were locked out of this completely. we were not allowed to go to the meetings or expressed our concerns or viewpoints. many of us are very anxious. some things to do with the trust fund. even on the two-tiered system. i want to read something about the supplemental that is in the language that did not hear coming from mickey callahan. the safety of the of the system being in poor shape, it is the second best funded in the united states. and, of course, we want to keep it that way. the city now has to contribute more. and at one point, they were contributing anything because of the investments. our investments are bad, and i want to say this thing about the supplemental. this change for current employees, people that are hired in t
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Jul 6, 2011 2:00pm PDT
are the beneficiaries. the city is not the beneficiary. we are. and the reason the city is having to come up with big numbers under the retirement system is because for years the board of supervisors just did their own pet projects and did not contribute to the retirement system. they were in dereliction of duty. they should have put in every year, a minimum amount to cover. the we had a half hour special projects. and did not really think i would stand up here and talk about this today. if you do not understand fiduciary responsibilities, you have no business being on that board. that is the reason that we change it. and the voters approved it. we have voter approval all along. we did the three charter amendments. they put together their money a little bit at a time and we passed those charter amendments. and the proposition was the major one that we passed because we wanted an independent health services system, not one being taken over by the corporation. >> the afternoon, gentlemen. i reside in san francisco and i am retired firefighter. i would like to support everything that the previous speake
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Jul 6, 2011 4:00pm PDT
clients are the big departments -- the department of health, the airport, the utilities commission. there is an allowance for auditing control work of this type. we are growing capacity to audit capital programs now. there is more of that work going on. when you take the 0.2% set aside into account, the charts ordered from largest to smallest, the general fund is the largest department. you can see the others after that. in the roughest sense, our work will be delivered back to departments in the same proportion. i will just talk for a minute or 2 the well above the major areas of the performance of the technical assistance section i run. kenya will talk about a couple of the other major audit areas. the single biggest client is the department of public health. we have very important projects under way and into next year. two of the largest are the effort to integrate primary care and mental health. we are working with them in a more than 18-month process of evaluating the clinics' ability to do that, helping license the staff appropriately, and doing training materials. in substan
SFGTV
Jul 6, 2011 7:00am PDT
them so you don't have big five hour blocks where there is flog happening with a classroom. the next slide talks about some of the deans that have been at the table. they include the administration of justice department and fire science that trains people to be e.m.t.'s, firefighters, et cetera. child development department, curl narrow arts and hospitality dean. english as a second language has been deep in conversation. horticulture department having access to greenhouses as they think of what could be happening. design and merchandising, labor and community studies program. vocational nursing and small pwebusiness center dean. so, it has been numerous meetings and it is not just on paper. we met with them again yesterday and they are trying to get a better sense of when they can roll this out, how much space will they need. what are the commitments, et cetera. the additional changes we have been in conversation with city college about are that wae are thinking that the publi utilities commission will take over all custodial and security for the building. right now city college i
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Jul 6, 2011 9:00am PDT
't live there. because obviously it's like a big tourist destination. and i think we need to take that same philosophy here at m.t.a. and really in everything we do, including these signs, think about what is the impact on people who are unfamiliar with the system, tourists to the city, visitors to the city, and to look at everything through the eyes of somebody who has never ridden transit before. and in fact, we were just talking -- the executive director was just talking earlier about the success of the encouraging early signs about the m.x. express, and one of the things mentioned about underlining success was that it's very legible, it's very clearly explained to passengers where it goes, where it stops, etc. and that kind of legibility builds ridership and builds public confidence that they can get where they want to get on muni. my last recommendation has to do with item 11 on your agenda today, the park merced issue. the c.a.c. has had a presentation about the transportation plan and development agreement of at park merced, including the realignment of the m oceanview. it
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Jul 6, 2011 11:00am PDT
francisco? >> that is correct. 10 years ago, it was not a big deal to me at the time. supervisor elsbernd: one question -- sorry, you get to be the first person to be asked this. some others may be asked this. you have but a very good resume. it sells well in the public would like it. are you going to run for office in the next 10 years? [laughter] and the me be very blunt, i do not want to see people on this committee who are going to draw lines for their own benefit. >> that is a very fair and appropriate question. i have not and do not have any political aspirations, no. that is not my intent at all, certainly not why i would want to get into this kind of process. supervisor kim: thank you. you do have a very impressive resume. as my colleague pointed out. i just want to see about your ability to commit to the task force. as you know, it will be an incredible amount of time. do you believe you'll be able to balance this with the work you're doing? >> sure. one of the other reasons this is an important process to me both personally and professionally, in my role at united way, part of m
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